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    Left wing Right wing.

    The original political meanings of ‘left’ and ‘right’ have changed since their origin in the French estates general in 1789. There the people sitting on the left could be viewed as more or less anti-statists with those on the right being state-interventionists of one kind or another.
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    Everyone thinks he knows what these designations mean.
    We happily go about labelling people as left or right.
    I think that we do it most of the time to silence those
    we disagree with, to end debate rather than to open
    a discussion.

    Are these terms still useful, or should we try to
    find a better way to describe our opinions?
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    The method is too old. This is the Tech Age, we need to find something new!

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    how about up and down. That way we have four directions instead of two.
    Trappedagainbyperfectlogic.

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    Thumbs up

    "Those that are with me, and those that are against me.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    You know what they say, "If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten". Some AO member posted a load of quotes and I've been dying to say this one...

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